SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Missouri State Bears are heading to Oxford, Mississippi. Monday, the Missouri Valley champs learned their fate for the NCAA tournament. Where, they are the three seed and will take on two seed Tennessee Tech this Friday.
The baseball team held a watch party this morning at buffalo wild wings. It’s the second straight season Missouri State will play in the NCAA tournament and the third time in four years. The previous two times the Bears made it to the tourney they played at Arkansas, so Missouri State’s happy for the change in scenery.
“I mean, we kind of all thought we were going to Arkansas again, so I think we are all kind of excited we get to go to somewhere new this year. Ole Miss is a great place to play, so we are all excited,” said Jeremy Eierman.
“We have a good location, we are going to Ole Miss, it’s not that far. I think fans and family can get there. Obviously they are a great team, they had a terrific year in the SEC but we are excited to be going to Ole Miss,” said Kieth Guttin.
“Obviously we made it last year and that was a good time but it has been a different team this year. We worked really hard to get to where we are at and we are really excited to be going back,” said Ben Whetstone.
So here’s a look at the matchups for this Friday. The Bears will play 48-9 Tennessee Tech out of the Ohio Valley Conference. That will be the first game in the regional starting at 2:00 p.m.
That game will be followed by the host team Ole Miss taking on St. Louis. The Rebels were listed at fourth in the final DI Baseball rankings.
The regional is a double elimination tournament.